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A recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department study found no difference in mourning dove hunter outcomes with lead versus steel shot loads. IRNR's Dr. Brian Pierce was part of the project. Learn more in the April issue of Conservation Matters.

April 2015 CM - Dove Study

IRNR is leading this study to examine 100 of the most popular Central Texas landscape plants to determine the minimum amount of water required by the plants to survive and recover after a drought.

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

IRNR is a collaborator in the Center for Private Land Stewardship with The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and East Foundation.

EF-Noble Agreement

The Winter 2014 issue of txH2O focuses on the key connection between rural private lands, and land and water stewardship.

Winter 2014 tx H2O

Texas experienced a net loss of nearly 1.1 million acres of private working lands from 1997-2012. Read this new Texas Land Trends publication to learn more and see the latest data.

Land Trends

Upcoming Training Courses

Our training program markets and adminsters short courses on diverse natural resource and water related topics. See a full schedule or subscribe to receive updates about new courses.

Recent Projects

Prescribed Fire Portal

The Prescribed Fire Management Portal provides convenient access to information and resources on general concepts and applications of prescribed fire management.

Texas Land Trends

Texas is home to over 142 million acres of private farms, ranches and forestlands, thus leading the nation in land area devoted to privately-owned working lands.


The Trinity River Information Management System provides an outreach and planning tool for supporting land conservation and habitat restoration decisions.

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